Charles Powers

Charles “Rick” Powers, Teaching Instructor
Leadership & Professional Development Program
College of Business
East Carolina University
123 Slay Hall
Greenville, NC  27858-4353

Charles F. Powers is a Teaching Instructor in the College of Business BUSI program. Prior to joining East Carolina University, he held various executive leadership positions with domestic and global organizations accumulating over 35 years of broad senior level business experience with specialization in mergers/acquisitions and business start-ups.

Mr. Powers has undergraduate and graduate degrees in industrial sociology from North Carolina State University. Additionally, he has completed graduate programs at Emory University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), the Society of Human Resources Management as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the Association of Professionals in Business Management (APBM) as a Certified Business Manager (CBM).

He is the founder of the Southern Association for Public Opinion Research and an invited member of Poets and Writers.